Politics: Why I chose to run with Mark Marissen and Progress Vancouver
I’m a passionate BC New Democrat, and one lesson I learned from Jack Layton’s story is that when working towards the greater good it’s best to have a diversity of viewpoints on your side.
Open Letter to UBC Leadership
On the eve of Trans Day of Remembrance, I asked UBC leadership to meet with me for a conversation on whether their policy on platforming hate propaganda has changed since they held space for transphobia in 2018. #TDOR
Trans Rights in BC: Some Interesting Case Law That Mattered
Notes from a seminar I gave at UBC Allard School of law in 2021 for law students and interested faculty…augmented with some additional details afterwards. This is a living document. Delivered 28 Jan 2021 to Allard Law School (online) Morgane Oger, Morgane Oger Foundationhttps://ogerfoundation.cahttps://twitter.com/ogerfoundation|https://twitter.com/morganeogerbc What is Trans? “Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs…
Assertions minus evidence equals bias
I seem to have attracted the scorn of never-allow-trans-kids-to-transition crowd again, including that obsessive sandwich board guy who has taken a keen interest in things that to my knowledge don’t impact him at all. The conversation about medical transition of children and young adults is fascinating to me. Many of us worked hard to protect…
Reprint: The diverse and powerful voices of transgender women at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Happy Coming Out Day
Today is Coming Out Day. On this day some of those of us who came out as who we are today and have the privilege of being able to speak about it publicly do so. I started telling people I might be transgender in 2011 after years of secrecy and shame over who I was.…
Is that cis white female pedestal actually a cage?
Do you really propose a purity test for qualifying as woman enough, or middle class enough, or white enough, or safe enough?
Vancouver Rape Relief failure to meet Vancouver criteria for program funding shows pressing need to update approach
In 2019, the City renewed their funding with the warning that the organization’s practices did not comply with eligibility criteria for program funding by the City of Vancouver. The city informed Vancouver Rape Relief that unless the organization took measures to meet the city’s inclusion criteria for funding, 2020 funding would be denied. Next week,…
Dear congregation, to hate is to sin…
The email below illustrates why we need to clamp down on groups accessing public funds through their charity status to incite discrimination and exclusion. Churches and groups named in this email are violating the terms of their charitable status. It was sent to people in Metro Vancouver inviting them to an event intended to help…
Tell me, How will reducing Vancouver car traffic impact your life?
If you live in Vancouver, I’d love to hear what you think about this. Please comment here or use the contact form for a less public engagement. The media is reporting that the City of Vancouver is set to reduce Prior Street speed limits to 30km/h and reduce lanes to 1 in each direction starting…